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Two Years of Chaos and Controversy in Methuen Are Almost Over ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Nov. 2019

Two Years of Chaos and Controversy in Methuen Are Almost Over ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL Nov. 2019

The election of a new mayor and city council in Methuen, and the impending departure of Mayor James Jajuga will mark the end of conflict, chaos, and controversy that has…

Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

Charlie Baker’s Empty Vaping Ban Is Peak Massachusetts

BY: Bharani Padmanabhan – Oct. 2019 On September 24, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker suddenly declared a public health emergency and invoked MGL chapter 17 § 2A, which allows the Public…

Kannan Demands Perry Release Personnel Records from Raytheon, Perry Says There’s Nothing to Release

Kannan Demands Perry Release Personnel Records from Raytheon, Perry Says There’s Nothing to Release

October 29, 2019-3:30pm Campaign supporters of Methuen mayoral candidate Jen Kannan – chairman of the Methuen City Council – is calling on her opponent Neil Perry to release his personnel…

Methuen Superior Officers Union Denies Two Contracts Used to Deceive Council- E-mails Show Willingness to Accept 0% Raise

Methuen Superior Officers Union Denies Two Contracts Used to Deceive Council- E-mails Show Willingness to Accept 0% Raise

October 1, 2019 The Methuen Police Superior Officers Union has issued a public statement disputing public claims that there was sleight of hand or that two different contracts were used…

Summer Sizzles with Town Scandals in Dracut

Summer Sizzles with Town Scandals in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – September, 2019 So much for a nice, quiet summer in Dracut. In recent weeks, a tidal wave of self-inflicted bad news has washed over town hall.…

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

No Oversight Over State Dental and Medical Board is The Biggest Barrier

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Aug 2019 Governor Charlie Baker did nothing over four long years to fix fundamental regulatory problems at the RMV. This led directly to seven innocent people…

Trail Project Full of Surprises in Dracut

Trail Project Full of  Surprises in Dracut

By: Brian Genest, August, 2019 Have you ever dealt with the Conservation Commission in Dracut? Did the board require staked haybales and siltation fence for your project? Would you be…

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Legislation to Prevent Another Columbia Gas Disaster  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

  Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The devastating events of September 18, 2018, which destroyed homes and buildings in communities in North Andover, Lawrence and Andover will be long remembered. With…

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio Concealed School Spending Problems

Methuen School Committeeman Nick DiZoglio  Concealed School Spending Problems

Fellow Committee Member Says DiZoglio Should Resign  Last month, we learned at an open meeting that whistle-blower Ian Gosselin – the business manager of the Methuen Public Schools – told…

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of The Print Edition of The Valley Patriot, August, 2019 – Edition #190 ~ Moulten Takes on Big Tech

PDF of the August, 2019 Valley Patriot Read in our Flip Page Viewer Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He…

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

An Imperfect Independence Denies A Doctor Basic Rights

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – July, 2019 This month, as the nation celebrates Independence from England, as my friend Kevin Leach correctly insists, we must also consider the sectors of the…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – July, 2019 – Local, State and National

POLICE AND DA’S NOW CONTROL WHAT YOU KNOW Four men were stabbed on Kendall Street in Lawrence on the 4th of July. One man, the aggressor in the situation, was…

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

Fighting for Freedom Every Single Day in Dracut

By: Brian Genest – July, 2019 In some towns in Massachusetts, our independence is celebrated on July 4th. In Dracut, there’s plenty of opportunities to fight for – and celebrate…

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Meals for Sudan and the Art of a Social Media Hoax

ABBY’S TEEN TALK ~ Meals for Sudan and the Art of a Social Media Hoax

By: Abby Junkvorian When opening almost any social media page in recent weeks, it seemed like every feed was flooded with a sea-colored blue, leaving many to ask – what…

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

Methuen Cop Indicted for Misappropriation of Union Funds

METHUEN – A member of the Methuen Police Department has been indicted after an investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds from the Methuen Police Patrolman’s Association. An Essex County Grand Jury…

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